S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama F. Marinos
DF Kawai (42)
DF Jong a Pin
MF Kang (69)
Iwashita on for Hiraoka (HT)
Takahara on for Shirasaki (57)
Muramatsu on for Omae (85)
A deserved win against a resilient but ultimately toothless Yokohama side who are left still searching for a first win of the season.
The first half was pretty balanced, but with us creating the more concrete chances. Hiraoka picked up a knock to his shoulder at the end of the half which saw Iwashita, back from injury, return to partner Jong a Pin at the back.
The second half we took to the visitors for long spells, and were lacking the rub of the green on a couple of occasions. Our pressure finally paid off with a flick of sheer class from our man of the match (surely) Alex Brosque.
He covered the entire pitch, was a rock in the centre of the park, and most of what we created went through him. A very good performance, but not a one off by any means. He's become one of our most important midfielders over the last few months.
The win puts us second behind Kashima in Group B, but with a game less played.
Highlights. With thanks to Amir for posting these so speedily on Twitter!